- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 23, 2014

VANCE, Ala. (AP) - Mercedes-Benz plans to add 200 production jobs at its operations in Tuscaloosa County.

Al.com reports (https://bit.ly/1rhZVF7 ) the company says move is spurred by customer demand for its vehicles. The new jobs come on top of an estimated 1,400 positions had already announced in recent years.

The state’s worker training agency plans to post ads for the jobs on its website and in newspapers this fall and winter. The jobs are expected to be filled in 2015.

Jason Hoff, head of the German automaker’s Alabama operations, said in a statement that the company’s SUVs and C-Class vehicles have been popular, which increases demand for the vehicles built in Vance.

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